Douglas Johnson djohnson at
Mon Sep 30 13:11:36 PDT 2002


It appears that the original question was about Itanium 2 (see subject
line), not the first generation IA64. We've ordered a 300 processor
Itanium 2 cluster based on the HP zx2000 systems. These have a chipset
that was developed by HP and we've been very impressed with the
performance. There is also a 'whitebox' board available from Intel but we
do not have any experience with these.

For distribution we've been using the redhat-7.2 for IA64 (needed a newer
kernel for the HP chipset, all else works ok). We've also received a beta
copy of the 'redhat linux advanced workstation for itanium 2' but have not
had a chance to install it on our systems.


On Mon, 30 Sep 2002, Galen Arnold wrote:

> Lauro,
> On Mon, 30 Sep 2002, Lauro L. A. Whately wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> >   is someone running a cluster of itanium ?
> > how is it working ? which motherboard are you using ?
> > and Linux distribution ?
> > 
> >   Thanks in advance !
> > Lauro Whately.

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